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David Sibbald

David Sibbald is the Executive Chairman of Sumerian, an IT analytics company he founded in 2002 and Executive Chairman of Aridhia Informatics, a health informatics company he co-founded in 2007. Prior to founding Sumerian and Aridhia, David was the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Atlantech Technologies, a communications software company which he founded in 1992 and sold to Cisco systems in March 2000 for $180M.  David is the Founder and Trustee of the Kate MacAskill Foundation, a charitable organisation providing education, care and micro-enterprise funding for children and young adults in the developing world.  He is Chairman of the Sumerian Foundation and is a Vice-President of UNICEF, the United Nations children’s fund.  He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Paisley and the University of Strathclyde for services to Scottish science and philanthropy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters.

Richard Nicol  

Richard founded Commsworld in 1994, having previously worked as a telecoms engineer. Since then he has grown the business, organically and via acquisition, into the largest independent communications company within Scotland with revenues of £8million and offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Commsworld have supplied and supported over 2500 organisations within the UK with their business critical voice and data requirements and have as clients some of the country’s most respected and prominent businesses ranging from small SME’s to FTSE 250 companies, including many members of the Entrepreneurial Exchange. 

From business telephone systems to mobile, land line telecoms, VOIP and WAN/LAN Data Networks the company plans to double in size over the next three years.

Commsworld are an award winning organisation and have been recognised over the years, on several occasions, by Deloitte & Touché in their fastest growing technology companies.   


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Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3HW

0141 332 0055


Richard Nicol, Commsworld Holdings, www.commsworld.com


  • David Sibbald, Sumerian Europe, www.sumerian.com

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